14 Questions to Ask Your Doctor Before a Biopsy
What Is a Biopsy?
A biopsy is a sample of tissue removed by your doctor to make a precise diagnosis. Biopsy procedures can range from a simple sampling of skin under local anesthesia to surgical opening of the chest wall to remove a portion of lung tissue. Biopsies may also be obtained during diagnostic procedures such as endoscopy, colonoscopy, bronchoscopy, and others. Sometimes doctors perform biopsies using a CAT scan or other radiological imaging techniques to help identify the exact area to be sampled and avoid injury to surrounding organs.
What Are the Types of Biopsies?
There are several types of biopsies:
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/5/2017
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